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Ohio University Inks $7.5 Million FAA Avionics Development Contract

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 15, 2016
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Ohio University researchers work with the FAA. Photo: Ashley Stottlemyer
Ohio University researchers work with the FAA. Photo: Ashley Stottlemyer

[Avionics Magazine 09-15-2016] Ohio University’s College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Research Center has signed a five-year, $7.5 million research agreement with the FAA’s Navigation Programs unit to provide technical support to the analysis, testing and development of numerous navigation systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). Center faculty, staff and graduate students will investigate ground- and satellite-based navigation and landing systems, the transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), approach lighting systems, as well as other services, Ohio University reported.

As part of the agreement, FAA Navigation Programs will issue specific research tasks to center researchers over time. The FAA has already determined two tasks, set to support the FAA’s Visual Guidance Lighting Systems (VGLS) and the NextGen Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) programs.

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